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Hi I'm Natalie

I was raised outside of Boston, MA. I am one of six children and now have four beautiful children of my own. I'm a happy Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing! My mother has said that I could sing before I could talk. I never knew what that meant until I had a daughter of my own who could do the exact same thing. Music is a big part of my life. I have four amazing children and therefore am a chauffeur, a chef, a housekeeper, a teacher, a counselor, and a friend. I stay at home with my children and find it very rewarding as well as challenging. I enjoy the adrenaline of the outdoors, but love to cuddle up with a good book. Movies are a great source of entertainment for me and eating yummy food is one of my husband's and my favorite things to do. I have a great love for people and began my university studies in behavioral science. I have not yet finished unfortunately, but look forward to the day when I have it completed! I come from a family with 3 boys and 3 girls and loved growing up "just like the Brady Bunch!" Sports has always been a big part of my life. Being in between three boys I had no choice! To this day I will turn on the TV to watch a game even if my husband isn't home! I love competitions and cheering on my teams. I like to play sports as well as watch a game (live or on TV). Playing games is something I grew up doing and still do a lot today. I love to play with my kids, with my husband and with friends!I have a love for people. I love meeting new people and learning about their life. Interacting with others in a variety of ways gives me deeper meaning in my life as I learn from their experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. Learning daily about His teachings through reading His words in the scriptures gives me peace and understanding as to why I am here on this earth and what my purpose here really is. Knowing that I have a real Father in Heaven who knows me by name and who cares about everything I do helps me to feel loved. Knowing that I can pray for strength and guidance as I study, work, serve, play and as I go about my daily tasks gives me hope that I can make it through the everyday tasks and many heartaches and trials that come my way. I can not go through this life alone. I need to know that I am needed and noticed and loved. Being a Mormon has a special way of doing just that. I love being a part of an eternal family and knowing that all of my friends and neighbors, whether of my faith or not, are my brothers and sisters. I love knowing that after all is said and done with this life that it is not the end! All of the beautiful and meaningful relationships that I have developed during my life will not end, but continue to grow. I find so much peace being able to answer with confidence all of the little questions that my children ask me about why we are here, where we are going and what will happen when this life is through. More importantly I find so much peace in having that absolute assurance that I know the answers to these questions myself -just as surely as I know my own name. Being a Mormon helps me deepen my relationships with others because I can follow counsel from a living prophet today. I do not have to guess about what the Lord would have me do in this day and age. I can read the words of the prophets today and then pray to know for myself. Being a Mormon is a gift and I want to allow everyone to have this beautiful gift that brings me so much peace and joy. .

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not something I do on occasion. I strive to live my faith every minute of the day. Whether it be how I teach my children, how I correct them or how I love them, I always try to be mindful of what my Savior would have me do. I serve in my church a lot. My children help me as I make dinners for those who are in need, simply drop off some goodies to show someone they are loved and watch small children for families who need a hand. By incorporating the things that the Savior did while He was on the earth I hope to show my children (and the Lord) that living as the Savior would have us live brings peace and joy. Currently I am serving the young women in my church. These girls range from the ages of 12-18 and have so much life and passion in them. I help teach their Sunday School lessons at church each week. I also help them plan weekly youth group activities where they can interact with each other, have fun, serve others, learn leadership skills, prepare for being an adult and grow in their testimony of Jesus Christ. All of these will in turn help them as they grow into adults and prepare for their future families. Before I was specifically helping these girls to be faithful and responsible women of God, I was able to work with all of the women of our congregation (their mothers!). I was able to help plan gospel lessons for these wonderful women, and prepare many different classes to help teach a variety of interests including cooking, sewing, gardening, scrapbooking, family history, learning, parenting and a variety of other important skills. Each of these opportunities to serve have greatly blessed my life as well as my family's life. I have learned to look outside of myself and to focus on others. In so doing my own struggles and trials have been easier to bear. I love living my faith by preparing myself spiritually every day so that I can be ready to be an instrument in the Lord's hands by serving His children, my brothers and sisters.